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5:35 PM ET, February 2, 2018


 Top News: 
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube says it will start labeling videos from state-funded broadcasters like PBS and RT, considers surfacing videos from credible sources alongside hoaxes  —  Google unit to provide more context around some videos  —  YouTube said it is planning changes to give users more context …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
YouTube CEO Wojcicki promises more transparency, better appeals process for demonetization, including more human reviews, and consequences for “egregious” cases  —  YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki took to the service's Creator Blog last night to issue some broad goals for the year forward.
Ricardo Lopez / Variety:
Kimi Yoshino returns to LA Times following her suspension by D'Vorkin on suspicion of leaking to outside newspapers about internal turmoil
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Spotify adds songwriter, producer, and musician credits to tracks on its desktop platform  —  Spotify has addressed a long-standing complaint about its service by adding songwriter, producer and musician credits for tracks on its desktop platform, effective today.
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Facebook appears to have deactivated a group planning to flood Rotten Tomatoes with negative audience scores for upcoming Black Panther film  —  Calling themselves “Down with Disney's Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys,” the group is attempting to flood Rotten Tomatoes with poor audience scores …
Mya Frazier / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook, Amazon stifle public debate on tax incentives they receive by demanding prior notice before state and local govt. officials respond to FOIA requests  —  It was whispered like some secret oracle: Sidecat, sidecat is coming.  —  Negotiations over the tax incentive deal began in Ohio …
Charter Communications beats Q4 targets with revenue of $10.6B, up 3.2% YoY, while profit surges to $9.55B due to a $9.3B benefit from tax changes  —  (Reuters) - U.S. cable operator Charter Communications Inc (CHTR.O) said on Friday its quarterly profit surged due to a $9.3 billion benefit related …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Financial Times acquires majority stake in London-based research and content firm Longitude  —  The Financial Times is bolstering its commercial offering for clients with the acquisition of London-based research company Longitude.  —  With 910,000 paying print and digital readers …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Federal judge denies request by CNN, USA Today, and the Daily Caller for DOJ memos about conversations between former FBI Director James Comey and Trump  —  Washington (CNN)The Justice Department will not have to release memos written by former FBI Director James Comey about conversations …
Rebecca Morin / Politico:
Media was escorted from RNC's winter meeting on Thursday as Trump called them “haters” and criticized State of the Union address coverage  —  Media was escorted out of the Republican National Committee's winter meeting on Thursday just as President Donald Trump labeled them …
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Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Sources: CNN cuts tech staff working on MoneyStream app, which began in 2016 and offered information on stocks and personalities, may delete app from App Store
Hadas Gold / CNNMoney:
Etienne Uzac, co-owner and chairman of Newsweek Media Group, resigns along with his wife, Marion Kim, company finance director, amid probe of company finances